SOME SUGGESTIONS FOR EARNING “CAREER SPECIFIC” MSR CREDIT:
On-line courses must be pre-approved by the National PGA
CPR Courses: Contact your local health facility and submit copy of certificate to Section office for credit.
American Management Association Home Study Publications are approved by The PGA of America for MSR credits. There are multiple courses to choose from under the following categories: Supervision Leadership
Human Resources Finance Communication Management
To look at these materials and order the self-study course, go to amaselfstudy.org and click on the subject above under "Self-Study Courses". You will see a description of the course and the number of CEU's that you can earn. One CEU is equivalent to 4 MSR Education Credits, i.e., 2 CEU's will equal 8 MSR; 3 CEU's will equal 12 MSR, etc.
To receive your MSR credits, please report to Kelly Curtis at the Section Office.
Member Service Requirements
Effective Date: June 16, 2011- June 15, 2015
Members Affected: All PGA Members except classifications A-3, A-5, Retired Member and Life Member Retired
Rules and Regulations for the Member Service Requirement (MSR) as defined by the PGA Board of Directors*: *revised as of June 16, 2012
One credit per hour of service or participation as defined by the chart below.
A Section may require that all Section and Chapter activities be approved in advance.
Based on previously approved activities, established guidelines and Section recommendations, the National Office will approve the credits to be awarded for a certain activity. The Board of Control will determine the number of credits in all disputes.
A participant may receive compensation for an activity, however this activity shall be voluntary and shall not be the participant’s primary employment.
Fifty-four (54) credits are required for a three-year cycle; of which at least 36 must come from PGA Meeting/PGAEducation/Golf 2.0/ Player Development (PGA Required)
Members who have attained 25 years of active membership and are a least 65 years of age before the start of the Professional Development Program shall be required to earn 12 credits from the PGA Required category only.
Click Here to download the Member Service Requirement Reporting Form
#1 (a): PGA Meeting and PGA Education
Attending or serving as an instructor/speaker at a National, Section, Chapter PGA Meeting or PGA Education activity, including Nationa/Section/Chapter committee and Bard meetings. Attending a National Allied Association Meeting. Any online Education through PGALinks.
Example - Any meeting/education gathering of PGA members conducted by the National/Section or Chapter.
#1 (b): Golf 2.0/Player Development
Promoting, conducting and reporting Golf 2.0 Programs in order to engage and create golfers. Completing Golf 2.0 online tutorials and webinars.
Example - Reporting creation and activation of new golfers and completing online tutorials/training via PGALinks
REQUIRED 36 CREDITS IN A 3 YEAR CYCLE
**MAY BE EARNED EXCLUSIVELY FROM EITHER CATEGORY OR ANY COMBINATION OF 1(a) or 1(b)**
1 credit per hour of attendance. (No Maximum)
(Any meeting or education program conducted or co-conducted by the National, Section or Chapter. Example of a co-conducted program is the PGA/USGA Rules of Golf Workshop)
Credits based on the promotion, conducting and reporting of Golf 2.0 Program results. 1 credit for completion of Golf 2.0/Player Development tutorials and training via PGALinks.
#2: Service to the PGA/Golf Industry (credited to Total MSR's)
Serving the Section, Chapter, national PGA or Allied Association. Participating in advancement of the game activities such as radio shows, TV shows, speeches, golf promotional non-playing events, golf clinics and other volunteer activities such as non-playing tournament official.
1 credit per each hour of participation with a maximum of 8 credits per day. Example - Participating in PGA Free Fitting & Trade-up
#3: Golf Coach (credited to Total MSR's)
Serving as a golf coach or assistant golf coach of a high school/college golf team in a capacity not considered the Member's primary employment. (See Rule 4 above)
Maximum of 6 credits per MSR cycle year
#4: Survey Respondent (credited to Total MSR's)
Completing an MSR-designated National or Section survey. The Board of Control must approve Section surveys.
1 credit per Section survey
2 credits per National survey
1 credit per six consecutive mos. Performance Trak
Maximum of 5 credits per MSR cycle year
#5: PGA Tournament Participation (credited to Total MSR's)
Participation in sanctioned Section golf tournaments or
tournaments conducted by the PGA of America National Office.
2 credits per Section event
4 credits per National event
Maximum of 8 credits per MSR cycle year
#6: Merchandise Show Attendee (credited to Total MSR's)
Attending a National, Section or Allied Association
2 credits per show.
Maximum of 4 credits per MSR cycle year
#7: Media Related Articles (credited to Total MSR's)
PGA approved news, media, magazine articles or published book.
1 credit per article
Maximum of 6 credits per MSR cycle year
#8: Other non-PGA Education (credited to Total MSR's) Attending non-PGA conducted Education or Seminars, completing online education not offered by the National, Section or Chapter Example - College course, CPR, non-PGA conducted Education
1 credit for each hour of participation with a maximum of 8 credits for any one online course.
Total MSR per cycle= 54.
PGA Required (Meeting/Education/Golf 2.0/Player Development) = 36
Section sanctioned = Approved by the Section Office/Section Board
Nationally sanctioned = Approved by the PGA of America Membership Department with counsel from the Board of Control as needed.
PGA Certified Professional Program (CPP)
Are you looking to advance in your career? Are you wondering how to achieve better employment opportunities or achieve a certain distinction that will set you apart from other members?
The PGA Certified Professional Program has been created to offer PGA members the opportunity to advance in their desired career path. More than two years ago, a significant Gap Analysis Study and a Competency Report Study were completed in an effort to determine how The PGA of America could help its members better educate themselves. These important reports indicated that skills required by employers were lacking in the Professional Development Program that was recently discontinued.
The PGA Certified Professional Program was created in recognition of specific career paths where PGA members are employed. This program is the first of its kind. It will truly quantify and measure performance against core- and career-specific competencies. The program acknowledges six specific career paths that represent 99 percent of the membership.
These career paths are:
As a member, you will have the opportunity to complete a self-assessment process in which decision-making style, core competencies and career-specific competencies will be evaluated. Upon completion of the evaluation, a course or series of courses will be recommended.
The 2013/2014 fiscal year annual dues invoices are complete. All professionals with an email address on file will receive an email notification the week of May 1, 2013 advising you that you can view, print and/or pay your dues online by logging into your PGALinks account. Those of you with an email address will NOT receive a printed invoice.
For those individuals whose employer pays their dues, you may log onto PGALinks and print an invoice to submit to your employer for payment. If you pay by check, please include your member/apprentice number in the "Note" portion of the check and/or on the check stub. Individuals without an email address will be sent a printed invoice the week of May 1, 2013. The due date for this invoice is June 30, 2013 to avoid suspension and late fee assessment.
Payments by check should be mailed to: PGA of America - PO Box 31089, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420-1089.
Please contact Kelly Lawson (540.720.7420 ext. 126) at the Section office if you have any questions regarding this information.